parenthood

A Quote by King Edward VIII of England on america, children, and parenthood

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)

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A Quote by King Edward VIII of England on america, children, and parenthood

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)

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A Quote by Joseph Epstein on ambition, birth, choice, circumstances, country, cowardice, death, decisions, destiny, history, indifference, life, parenthood, purpose, time, and universe

We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live: courageously or in cowardice, honorably or dishonorably, with purpose or adrift. We decide what is important and what is trivial in life. We decide that what makes us significant is either what we do or what we refuse to do. But no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. We decide. We choose. And as we decide and choose, so are our lives formed. In the end, forming our own destiny is what ambition is about.

Joseph Epstein

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A Quote by John Milton on good and parenthood

These are thy glorious works, Parent of good!

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 153.

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A Quote by John Dewey on children, community, and parenthood

What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi on children, earth, home, humanity, joy, and parenthood

Our home joys are the most delightful earth affords, and the joy of parents in their children is the most holy joy of humanity.

Johann Pestalozzi (1746 - 1827)

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A Quote by Joe Walsh on legends and parenthood

You can't be a legend in your parent's basement.

Joe Walsh

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A Quote by Jodie Foster on love, parenthood, relationships, and respect

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

Jodie Foster (1962 -)

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A Quote by J.D. Salinger on kindness, parenthood, and truth

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

J.D. Salinger

Source: opening line of The Catcher in the Rye

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A Quote by James Keller on affection, behavior, children, compromise, desires, difficulty, existence, faults, honesty, life, parenthood, people, problems, quality, relationships, security, truth, and writing

Recently a large group of 'problem' children were given the assignment of writing essays on the difficulties they had with their parents. The papers they turned in were misspelled but lively, listing a number of rather predicable faults - gushing, nagging, refusing affection, and so on. But oddly enough the quality most children felt their parents lacked was truthfulness. None of us, of course, likes to think of himself as a liar. In important things we make it a point to be scrupulously honest. But if we examine our daily lives closely we may find dozens of examples of small compromises, trivial evasions. These seemingly unimportant deceits should be guarded against, since they can all too easily become a part of the fabric of our existence, influencing our relationships with others. An unflagging desire for truth in every aspect of our behavior does much to provide that sense of security for which all people yearn.

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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